Miscellanea Curiosa; Being a Collection of Some of the Principal Phaenomena in Nature, Accounted for by the Greatest Philosophers of This Age. Together with Several Discourses Read Before the Royal Society, for the Advancement of Volume 1

Miscellanea Curiosa; Being a Collection of Some of the Principal Phaenomena in Nature, Accounted for by the Greatest Philosophers of This Age. Together with Several Discourses Read Before the Royal Society, for the Advancement of Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1705 edition. Excerpt: ...and the Aliment: Besides, the Saliva seems to discover a Fermentation upon the mixture of its constituent Juices, even at those times when we do not actually eat; format i$ always attended with Bubbles, and a Froth, when it has noti been at all agitated in the Mouth, and many of those Bubbles will remain for some considerable time after we have spit it out. Nature therefore having appointed the Saliva for the digestion of the Food, has taken care that it shall be thrown in upon the Aliment on every side. Thus the Glandul Nuckianx, and the Parotides, supply their Juices to that part of the Food, which lies on the outside of the Gums, between the Cheeks and the Teeth, and the GlanduU Maxillares interne, and SuUinguales, do bestow their Liquor upon the Meat, which is within the Teeth and Gums. Neither has she had a Regard only to that Supply, which is due to all the parts of our Food, but likewise to the mixture of the two different Juices of the Saliva, which is necessary to its Fermentation. And therefore, as I have already ohserv'd, theO rifices rifices of the Ducts, which belong to one sort of Glands, are placed near the Aperture of a Duct, which conveys a Juice from one of the other Glands. So the Ducts of the GlattdvU Nucksana, and the Dn&tes Stenaniani, do on each side open into the Mouth, near one another; and the salivatory Ducts of the Glandw l& Sublinguales, and the AfaxiSares interns, tho' they have distinct Orifices, empty themselves under the fame Papilla; and the Juices, which are supply'd by them, meet there, and flow into the Mouth together. The several Parts of the Saliva being diPcharg'd into the Mouth, in sack a manner as to meet and begin a Fermentation, the Saliva. does, partly as it h agitated with the Food, by the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236632435
  • 9781236632432